Theater Department of STA & Visitation

Theatrical opportunities abound for Saint Thomas Academy and Convent of the Visitation School students. Involvement in VISTA Productions allows you to apply your scholastic knowledge while nurturing your creative talents. We offer a wide variety of theatrical productions ranging from classical works such as Shakespeare to contemporary pieces by national and local playwrights.

Our season also includes instruction in comedy improvisation techniques, dance and choreography, with numerous opportunities for student leadership in the creative and production process. Every year, we strive to design a season that challenges and enlightens our students while helping them discover their talents.

2015-16 Season

Wendy Short-Hays and Elliott Hays, directors of VISTA Productions, are excited about the new collaborations this year. Learn more about VISTA Productions opportunities for you—including acting, singing, scenic, and technichal crews.

Information for Spring Musical The Wiz

Rehearsal information
February 1 to April 22, 3:15-6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Possible weekend rehearsals to be determined.

Tech week
Begins Friday, April 15, and rehearsals continue every day until opening night. No conflicts are allowed during this time.

Please be honest and clear about any dates you will not be available and list them on your audition sheet. We take conflicts into consideration when casting. Again, if you have questions about this, please contact one of the directors.

Wendy Short-Hays, Randi Rexroth and Elliott Hays
See the directory for contact information.



The Wiz
Music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, book by William F. Brown

VISTA Productions’ original re-creation of the “super soul” 1975 Tony Award winner for Best Musical brings a fresh new approach to L. Frank Baum’s classic “The Wizard Of Oz” using a updated and multi-cultural lens.

April 22, 23, 29, 30 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 24, May 1 @ 2:00 p.m.